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02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-26

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The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
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Bret Sayre

02-25

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13

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part Two
by
Doug Thorburn

02-25

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34

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
by
Bret Sayre

02-24

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42

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-23

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2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: American League
by
Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

02-23

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14

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect List
by
Sam Miller

02-19

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10

2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National League
by
Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

02-18

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17

BP Unfiltered: Everybody Played Shortstop
by
Sam Miller

02-17

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4

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-17

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Draft Ten Pack: February 17, 2015
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-17

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23

2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational Rankings
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Mark Anderson, Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

02-16

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The Top 101 Prospects of 2015
by
Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

02-13

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Pitching Backward: h
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Jeff Long

02-13

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9

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia
by
J.P. Breen

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)
by
Craig Goldstein

02-11

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21

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 and Beyond
by
Ben Carsley

02-10

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Before They Were Pros
by
Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

02-10

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15

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015
by
Craig Goldstein

02-09

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2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015
by
Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

02-06

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14

2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
by
Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-05

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
by
Bret Sayre

02-05

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18

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops
by
Bret Sayre

02-05

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Tim Anderson vs. Francisco Lindor
by
J.P. Breen

02-04

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21

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstop
by
Ben Carsley

02-04

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2015 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
by
Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-03

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20

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-02

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2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
by
Tucker Blair and BP Prospect Staff

01-30

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2015 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
by
Jordan Gorosh and BP Prospect Staff

01-29

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Maikel Franco vs. D.J. Peterson
by
Ben Carsley

01-29

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11

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
by
Bret Sayre

01-29

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15

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-28

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2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-27

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Before They Were Pros
by
Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

01-27

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13

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-27

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52

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
by
Bret Sayre

01-26

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15

Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three
by
Sam Miller

01-26

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2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-22

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26

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-21

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42

2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-20

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11

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

01-15

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24

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-14

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2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-13

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22

Get to Know: First Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-12

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2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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31

2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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Before They Were Pros
by
David Rawnsley and Patrick Ebert

01-08

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-07

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

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February 27, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

3

Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty-league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2015 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

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February 26, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015

62

Bret Sayre

The top 50 of the Dynasty 101 is revealed, from Michael Taylor on up.

Being a self-proclaimed veteran of these lists, I’ve spent the introduction space here on plenty of topics—ranging from the benefits of reading scouting reports, to not giving up on guys too quickly, to reflecting on your own personal biases. There are always discussion points to jump into here that discuss how best to digest and use the information embedded in this articlepossibly one for each of the over 9,000 words spread across these 101 players. This time, I’m going to focus on one that we all know, yet are often afraid to put into action.

As excited as we get about the top prospects in baseball, they represent a value. A number. A price point. And while so many owners, including the ones on this staff, can fall in love with their favorite prospects, the risk in holding onto the larvae of the fantasy world when they can be used best as currency is one that we don’t often consider. If I own Tim Anderson (and believe me, I do), my first thought is always going to be on the type of player Anderson could bewhen it should be equally on both that and what Anderson could return for me now in the trade market. Though the pull of drafting a player out of the amateur ranks or picking up a player when he was far from a top-101 prospect is strong, it’s not the same way you’d generally view a financial investment. Not to get too Quinton on you, as that’s best saved for the man himself (seriously, go read his chapter), but if you buy a share of stock at $20 and it goes up to $40, maybe it’s time to cash it in for something that actually costs $40, rather than waiting for it to go up to $75.

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part Two

13

Doug Thorburn

2014 breakout performer Collin McHugh leads off the second part of the list.

Previous articles in this series:

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015

34

Bret Sayre

The bottom half of the Dynasty 101, from Hunter Dozier on up.

Being a self-proclaimed veteran of these lists, I’ve spent the introduction space here on plenty of topics—ranging from the benefits of reading scouting reports, to not giving up on guys too quickly, to reflecting on your own personal biases. There are always discussion points to jump into here that discuss how best to digest and use the information embedded in this articlepossibly one for each of the over 9,000 words spread across these 101 players. This time, I’m going to focus on one that we all know, yet are often afraid to put into action.

As excited as we get about the top prospects in baseball, they represent a value. A number. A price point. And while so many owners, including the ones on this staff, can fall in love with their favorite prospects, the risk in holding onto the larvae of the fantasy world when they can be used best as currency is one that we don’t often consider. If I own Tim Anderson (and believe me, I do), my first thought is always going to be on the type of player Anderson could bewhen it should be equally on both that and what Anderson could return for me now in the trade market. Though the pull of drafting a player out of the amateur ranks or picking up a player when he was far from a top-101 prospect is strong, it’s not the same way you’d generally view a financial investment. Not to get too Quinton on you, as that’s best saved for the man himself (seriously, go read his chapter), but if you buy a share of stock at $20 and it goes up to $40, maybe it’s time to cash it in for something that actually costs $40, rather than waiting for it to go up to $75.

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February 24, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016

42

Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Taking the long view with these young arms might yield nice payoffs.

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Top prospects in each organization, accounting for the winter's action.

And so we've reached the official end of the Top 10s season.

After an offseason of moves, some teams' top 10s need tweaking. So, to answer all the many questions we get asking where [X] would rank in his new system, we've updated the lists where applicable and written supplemental scouting reports on each player who is new to a list—either by changing organizations or by taking over a spot vacated by another player. Any teams not listed here have seen no changes to their top 10s. All teams' rankings, along with our Top 101 and organizational rankings, can be found here.

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February 23, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015

14

Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Looking into the pipeline for arms that might help your fantasy rotation this year.

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Is the no. 100 prospect more loved than no. 99?

Over at Baseball America, John Manuel ran down all the No. 1 overall prospects Baseball America has ever chosen, from best (Alex Rodriguez) to worst (click over there). At the bottom of the post, he switches things up and talks about prospect no. 100:

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February 19, 2015 11:18 am

2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National League

10

Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

Top prospects in each organization, accounting for the winter's action.

After an offseason of moves, some teams' top 10s need tweaking. So, to answer all the many questions we get asking where [X] would rank in his new system, we've updated the lists where applicable and written supplemental scouting reports on each player who is new to a list—either by changing organizations or by taking over a spot vacated by another player. Any teams not listed here have seen no changes to their top 10s. All teams' rankings, along with our Top 101 and organizational rankings, can be found here.

Atlanta Braves

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Possession is nine-tenths of the law, except when it comes to shortstop.

There are phrases that get repeated in the BP Annual that we do our best as editors to avoid, like "at the highest level" or "advanced approach" or "command and control." Then there are the phrases that get repeated because they're so crucial to analysis that you simply can't avoid mentioning them often. Like whether the player who is manning shortstop in A-Ball is going to be able to man shortstop at the highest level in the majors. So I'd argue that this repetition is justified:

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February 17, 2015 9:38 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders

4

Bret Sayre

Stacking up the position for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2015 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

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February 17, 2015 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: February 17, 2015

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Kyle Funkhouser, Brendan Rodgers, Dansby Swanson, and other potential draft targets.

This past weekend kicked-off the start of the Division I college baseball season, and so too does Baseball Prospectus’ prospect team kick-off our coverage of the 2015 draft with the first installment of our Draft Ten Pack series. Each week we will bring you updates on some of the top names and rising talents across the amateur landscape, beginning this week with updates from college baseball’s opening weekend and some prep notes from the Sunshine State and an early-season Midwest showcase.

Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville

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